Illinois News

Monday, July 22, 2024

Resident injured after fire engulfs, destroys garage in Woodstock

PHOTOS: A homeowner was injured after a fire fully engulfed a garage and left it a total loss in Woodstock Saturday evening, fire officials said. The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded around 7:37 p.m. Saturday to the 100 block of North Street for a report of a structure fire. Woodstock Fire/Rescue District Communication Specialist Alex Vucha said firefighters arrived within minutes and found a working garage fire. The small, single-car detached garage was fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters quickly pulled several hose lines and began extinguishing the fire, Vucha said. The fire was extinguished within 10 minutes and did not spread to nearby structures. A homeowner was treated at the scene for minor burns but refused transport to the hospital, Vucha said. Vucha said the fire is not believed to be suspicious in nature.
Lake & McHenry County Scanner

’Chicago Fire’ star visits with Sesser firefighters

PHOTO: A TV firefighter paid a visit to the real life heroes he honors week to week. David Eigenberg, who portrays Lieutenant Christopher Herrmann on NBC's "Chicago Fire," visited with members of the Sesser Fire Protection District on Saturday. The protection district had members participate in the 21st Annual Explorer Cadet Fire School on Saturday at the Illinois Fire Service Institute in Urbana. "He stayed most of the day and visited with everyone!" wrote the protection district on Facebook. Eigenberg has been a part of the main cast of "Chicago Fire" since the show's start in 2012. Since then, the show has cultivated a multiverse of spin-offs for NBC. The actor is also known for his work in HBO's "Sex and the City."
WSIL-TV ABC 3 Harrisburg

Friday, July 19, 2024

Rock Island Names New Deputy Fire Chief

Rock Island has a new Deputy Fire Chief. Fire Marshal Greg C. Marty has been promoted to Deputy Fire Chief effective July 17. He was hired by the Rock Island Fire Department on August 20, 2001. He received promotions to Lieutenant on August 13, 2007, to Captain on November 29, 2010 and to Fire Marshal (Battalion Chief) on January 21, 2013. Marty improved the efficiency of the fire investigation division as Fire Marshal by increasing the number of investigators and investing in new tools and better personal protective equipment. He was Rock Island’s first Illinois Certified Arson Investigator. He implemented the City of Rock Island’s Community Risk Reduction plan, including adopting the full fire code and making Rock Island the first downstate municipality to push for residential fire sprinklers.
KLJB-TV FOX 18 Davenport

Fire rips through South Side Chicago apartment complex; no injuries reported

VIDEO: A fire tore through an apartment complex in the Chatham neighborhood Wednesday night. Flames were seen shooting from the complex just after 11 p.m. in the 8000 block of South Vernon Avenue. Chicago police said six adults were able to leave the building without injuries. Fire crews extinguished the fire quickly. Neighbors who were home when it started described the scene. "We were just in the house watching a movie, and then we hear all the firetrucks, we see all the smoke through the windows, we run outside, everybody in the neighborhood coming out," Octavia Douglas said. "Everything that is important to me is right here," Giovana Cook said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
WBBM-TV CBS 2 Chicago

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